Smethport - Margaret "Peggie" Lucas, 81, of Erie, died Saturday (August 6, 2011) in
the UPMC-Hamot, Erie. She was born June 10, 1930 in Washington, D.C., a
daughter of James D. and Gertrude Harvey Lucas.
Peggie was a graduate of Chamberlin Jr./Sr. High School (1948) of Washington,
She worked for the Pentagon for several years before moving to Erie. She worked for
Paris Cleaners and was a driving instructor for many years in Erie to many young
driving students. She was proud of her students in that they all passed their driving
exams on the first try. She was also employed by General Electric of Erie, from where
she retired in 1994.
Peggie loved the Washington Redskins and softball. She played women's semi-pro
softball in D.C. for several years. She loved all animals, especially her cat "Annie" and
her dog "Rio."
She is survived by nieces Grace (Jerome) Radford and Mary (fiancee Lee) Downs,
nephew Mike (Alicia) Lucas, several great and great-great nieces and nephews, a
brother-in-law Francis "Bud" (Joan) Downs, The Sayers family: Beth, Joe, Susan,
Nancy, and Trudi and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister
Anne Downs, a brother Jim Lucas, and a nephew John Downs.
Visitation will be held privately. A Mass of Christian burial will be said on Wednesday,
Aug. 10, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, with the Rev.
Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor as Celebrant.
Committal will be in Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove, Pa. Memorials, if desired, may be
made to the ASPCA or the Humane Society.
Online condolences can be left at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.